Mugabe snubs journalists

President of Zimbabwe, Mr. Robert Mugabe, at the Eagles Square, Abuja, venue of Nigeria’s presidential inauguration on Friday, snubbed some journalists who asked him when he would step down as president of his country.

I’ll not take Lagosians for granted, says Ambode

The new governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, says he will never take the people of the state for granted. The governor explained that such was one of the lessons he learnt in the general elections.

Trailer load of brooms for everyone

It was free brooms for everyone at the inauguration ground as a trailer brought a full load of the article to the Eagles Square. Never one to shun free things, many Nigerians including security personnel were seen jostling to get the free brooms.

Desperate crowd overruns security barrier

The Eagle Square was a ‘no-go’ area for those without official invitation or accreditation to the inauguration ceremony, but for some set of Nigerians, nothing could stop them from attending the event, with or without invitation or accreditation. A group of people was stopped by security agents at the Ministry

Prepare for tough time – Ugwuanyi

The new Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Friday at the Okpara Square in Enugu urged the people of the state to tighten their belts in the face of declining allocations from the Federation Account. Ugwuanyi, who succeeded Sullivan Chime, described his government as one of “seamless continuity and consolidation.

NIMAREX organiser urges maritime stakeholders on participation

The Chairman, Planning Committee of the Nigeria Maritime Expo 2015, Ayorinde Adedoyin, has urged stakeholders in the maritime sector not to abandon the platform in order to discuss ideas that will help shape the future of the industry. He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to support to the sector, which

Chadian troops kill 33 Boko Haram fighters

Wanted: Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Chad said on Friday that its army killed at least 33 militants from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist group and lost three soldiers in heavy fighting on an island on Lake Chad earlier this week.

Buhari and a new Nigeria

I wasn’t born in 1960. So, I have no memories of the euphoria of the first Independence Day. My early memories of independence are the celebrations in the small government school I attended.

Buhari’s inaugural speech, powerful agenda for Nigeria –John Kerry

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Friday, described President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural speech as laying out “a powerful agenda.” Kerry, who gave assurance that the United States would support the new administration to tackle insurgency and the economic challenges bedevilling the country, was accosted by journalists within

Island Club honours Oba Tejuosho, others

The Island Club recently honoured some prominent citizens, including the Osile Oke-Ona of Egbaland Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, for their selfless service to humanity and their commitment to improving development across the country. The event, which also marked the valedictory ceremony for the outgoing chairman of the club, Prince Ademola Dada,

Fayose hails Buhari’s inaugural speech

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the inaugural speech of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as a sign that the president is ready to serve all Nigerians, not minding their political affiliation.

Nollyfund: Viva Cinema berths in Ilorin


Viva Cinema Company Limited has again opened a new film house in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Sponsored by Bank of Industry (BoI), the company’s latest cinema house was opened to movie goers amidst a huge ceremony, last Friday. The gesture by BoI is part of its ‘Nollyfund’ initiative, whereby

COSON celebrates at 5

It was indeed a spectacular event last week as the Copyright Society of Nigeria rolled out the drums to mark the fifth anniversary. Notable stars graced the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja to celebrate with COSON on the anniversary.

Drama, laughter at Jonathan’s valedictory session

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday presided over a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council during which his ministers eulogised him for his achievements in office in the last five years and thanked him for appointing them into his cabinet. Former Minister of Finance, Dr.

Nexus targets increased market share

Nexus, a home appliances manufacturer, has unveiled its first brand shop in Lagos. The shop, according to the management of the brand, is part of plans to expand the consumer base and touch point.